A tribute to the "Big Boy" locomotives produced by Union Pacific, "Last of the Giants" shows the end of a memorable era in Western Railroading. The "Big Boy" is the popular name of the American Locomotive Company 4000-class 4-8-8-4 articulated, coal-fired, steam locomotives manufactured between 1941 and 1944 and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad until 1959.In "Last of the Giants" you'll see the development of steam power on the Union Pacific from... Topics: Union Pacific Railroads, Steam Locomotive, Union Pacific Big Boy, Rail transport
A tribute to the "Big Boy" locomotives produced by Union Pacific, "Last of the Giants" shows the end of a memorable era in Western Railroading. The "Big Boy" is the popular name of the American Locomotive Company 4000-class 4-8-8-4 articulated, coal-fired, steam locomotives manufactured between 1941 and 1944 and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad until 1959.In "Last of the Giants" you'll see the development of steam power on the Union Pacific from... Topics: Steam Locomotive, Union Pacific Big Boy, Union Pacific raiload, Rail transport
Shows the launching of the USS Lafayette, SSBN-616, one of the new Polaris nuclear ballistic missile submarines. Built at the General Dynamics shipyard in Groton, Connecticut, Lafayette was christened by then-First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, whose husband Jack Kennedy was an avid supporter of the Polaris submarine program. Topic: U.S. Navy propaganda film.
One of the U.S. Navy's industrial incentive films, the Life and Death of the USS Hornet traces the valiant career of CV-8. Footage includes the launching of the Doolittle Raider B-25s on their mission to strike Tokyo in 1942, including White House reaction by President Roosevelt that the planes came from "Shangri-La." Also on this film, is footage of the ill-fated Torpedo 8 Squadron which was sacrificed at the Battle of Midway. The carrier USS Hornet was sunk during the Battle of... Topic: U.S. Navy propaganda film.
Made by Britain's Ministry of Information, "London Fire Raids" details the civil defense activities carried out during the "Blitz" and the command and control systems that helped save London from annihilation. The film was shown in the United States as part of Civil Defense efforts both during and after WWII, in an attempt to demonstrate how effective fire fighting efforts can be when well coordinated. On Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 1940, the Germans struck the City of London in... Topics: London Fire Brigade, United Kingdom, London, Film, The Blitz, Luftwaffe, Civil Defense, Ministry Of...
Traces the building and launch of the Tank Landing Ship Coconino County (LST-603) during World War II. During WWII, LST-603 was assigned to the European Theater of Operations. She participated in Operation Dragoon, the invasion of southern France, in August and September. Also shown are LST 521 SS Cape May County, an LST-491-class tank landing ship, and LST-470. Landing Ship, Tank (LST) was the military designation for naval vessels created during World War II to support amphibious operations... Topic: U.S. Coast Guard film.
"Reunion in Berlin" was made to document events in July. 1951, when 200 to 300.000 Christians -- many of them under real risk of being persecuted by the Communists who embraced atheism -- rallied in Berlin to worship Christ. The rally included residents from East and West Berlin. That same year major Communist Youth rallies occurred in the East. It appears that the rally occurred in the Olympic stadium used in the 1936 games.This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one... Topics: Cold War, East Berlin, West Berlin, Germany, Lutherans, Christians, Communism, WWII, 1951